2013 Rolex World Voyager Awards The Highest Glory Of Sailing

The ‘IFA Rolex World Voyager Awards 2013’ was successfully presented at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Annual General Meeting held in Muscat, Oman. The International Sailing Federation and Rolex have announced that Mathew Belcher from Australia and Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie from New Zealand have won the men’s and women’s awards. In addition to the precious ‘IFA Rolex World Voyager Award’ trophy, each winner will receive a Rolex Prestige watch for encouragement.

 Rolex has been sponsoring the FINA Rolex World Voyager Awards since 2001. This award is the highest glory in the sailing world, and it is designed to recognize the outstanding achievements of the players from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. Several international sailing superstars, key decision makers and sponsors attended the awards ceremony on the same day to celebrate the event.

 Nominees for the FIFA Rolex World Voyager Awards 2013: (from left to right) Erika Heineken (USA), Johnny Heineken (USA), Mathew Belcher (Australia), Polly Powrie (New Zealand), Jo Aleh (New Zealand) Zealand), Ian Williams (UK), Raiya Al Habsi (Oman), Paul Larsen (Australia), and Deneen Demourkas (USA).

Mathew Belcher, Queensland, Australia-Enduring Excellence

 This year, Mathew Belcher from Queensland, Australia was awarded the fascinating ‘FISA Rolex World Voyager Awards 2013’. He was nominated twice in 2010 and 2012, and this award is a testament to Belcher’s enduring excellence. He said: ‘The’ IFA Rolex World Voyager Awards ‘is of extraordinary significance and has affirmed the efforts and achievements of this year.’ Belcher achieved unprecedented results in the 470 class event-with a small size of 4.7 meters (15.4 feet) Sailing sailed around the world, becoming the first male 470 helmsman to win the award. He won the London Olympics gold medal last year, lighting up the highlights of his career, but without taking a break because of this, he has won 17 consecutive sailing races.

 The winners came from Mathew Belcher (left) and his coach Victor Kovalenko, Queensland, Australia.

New Zealand Team Jolly-Cooperation

 Like Belcher, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (known as Team Jolly) are the current Olympic and World 470 champions. Their achievements come from the spirit of dedication and cooperation between the two. Accepting the award, Aleh said: ‘We were a bit surprised and really honored to be here.’ Powrie added: ‘We are not alone in achieving success, but we have many people behind us who have always supported our sailing business. ‘

 Jo Aleh (right) from New Zealand and Polly Powrie became the women’s winner in a perfect collaboration.

Double Chasing Needle Measure The Distance Between Thunderstorm And Yourself

When the second moving body reaches the target point, pressing the timing button will stop the chronograph second hand, and the time it points to is the time consumed by the other moving body. If the timing of both hands is within one minute, the time difference can be directly calculated. If it exceeds one minute, the time difference can be obtained by combining the minute hand chronograph dial usually on such watches. Jian Fu saw Split Seconds. If it is in the pre-chronograph state, the central hour hand, minute hand, and second hand are all in the same position, and they do not feel that it is different from the ordinary third hand. However, if the watch is laid flat and viewed from the side, it is found that the second hand is two overlapping. Looking at the table side, in addition to a crown, there are usually one or two additional buttons, one of which is an independent button for the second hand.

Principle of two needle chase
The double-tracking hand is a kind of chronograph, and it is also the most complicated chronograph. There are two types of chasing the second hand and the minute hand, of which the chasing second hand is the most common and practical. It can record the movement time of two or more moving bodies in sections through the simultaneous movement of two chronograph seconds hands and their separate stops. Especially when the exercise time is within 60 seconds, the difference between the time consumed by the two moving bodies can also be displayed intuitively.

Generally speaking, the double-tracking watch is equipped with two to three buttons to help achieve the chronograph function. When you press the timekeeping button, the two seconds hands move together. At this time, if you do not look closely, it still looks like a hand is moving. When the first moving body reaches the target point, press the push-button, the second hand will suddenly snap Stopped, and the chronograph second hand still advancing at a constant speed. At this time, you can record the time spent by the first moving body according to the time indicated by the second hand.

When the second moving body reaches the target point, pressing the chronograph button will stop the chronograph second hand, and the time it refers to is the time consumed by the other moving body. At this time, the two second hands each occupy one place, and the existence of the ‘dual chasing hands’ is immediately apparent.
If the timing of both hands is within one minute, the time difference can be directly calculated. If it exceeds one minute, the time difference can be obtained by combining the minute hand chronograph dial usually on such watches.
Similarly, if you do not use the chronograph second hand to count time in the second time, but continue to use the chronograph second hand, some dual-secondary models also provide this function, provided that the number of timing points required by multiple moving objects The interval is slightly longer, and the user of the watch must also be quick-sighted.

复杂 Complicated process with high cost
‘Compared to ordinary chronographs, the double chase hands have more fun to play because of one extra chase hands,’ said Liu Xingli, a senior watch expert. ‘It has all the functions of ordinary chronographs.’ For example, ordinary chronographs The distance measurement function of the stopwatch, the dual chase dial can measure two distances at the same time. For example, everyone likes to use a chronograph to measure the distance between thunderstorm and themselves. Double tracking needles can measure the different distances between thunder and lightning. However, just as measuring the thunder and lightning behavior of the two places is ‘too busy’, the situation of the dual chase watch is also slightly awkward.
‘Strictly speaking, the double-tracking hand watch is the most difficult to make. It is more difficult than the three famous complex models of tourbillon, three-question, and perpetual calendar. Similarly, only a few masters can make it. High. ‘Watch culture scholar Chang Wei told reporters,’ Under the same brand, the double chase watch is two-thirds or even double the price of ordinary chronographs. It belongs to a relatively high-end positioning. ‘Its The complexity of the construction can be seen from the fact that the movement is one to two millimeters thicker than the ordinary chronograph.

At the same time, on the consumer’s side, most consumers still recognize the dual tracking needle as a ‘sport watch’, so not buying expensive prices leads to lower market demand, and those who do not have this will generally not buy. ‘And the wear rate of the movement of the double-tracking watch is relatively large, which will increase the maintenance cost for the brand, such as the number of maintenance points.’ In addition, the high production cost, it is difficult to mass-produce, producing the double-tracking watch There are relatively few brands, and the frequency of new products is relatively low. The promotion of its movement and structure is relatively low.

But from the perspective of collection, the double-tracking watch is a good investment, especially the double-tracking watch produced by Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Glashütte and other brands. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the double-stalling pocket watch of the initial era was even more rare. In addition, the use of a self-produced movement rather than a double-tracked watch improved on a universal movement is also very precious, Blancpain, Ruibao, IWC, Omega, Zenith all have such models.

New Metamorphosis Breitling Super Ocean Series Second Generation Chronograph Watch

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Breitling Super Ocean Series. As an old diving watch launched in 1957, this year has undergone a new transformation. On the premise of retaining the prototype style, join With cutting-edge and superior technology, it has created a unique Super Ocean Series II watch.

 The second generation of the Super Ocean Culture Series launched two watches with 42 and 46 mm diameters and a chronograph with 46 mm diameters, in four color options. Among them, the copper brown can also be equipped with a brand new copper-brown leather-rubber strap dedicated to this series, which is sewn with contrast stitching, which is not only beautiful but also waterproof.

 We also got the second generation of this Super Marine Culture series chronograph watch (model: A1331233 | Q616 | 295S | A20D.2) for the first time, with a large case diameter of 46mm, but because it is equipped with a chronograph function, Compared with the ordinary three-handed 46 mm case watch, it is not so obtrusive. The copper-brown dial, bezel, and cowhide strap are matching colors.

 The screw-down crown and the upper and lower chronograph buttons are equipped with double seals to provide 200 meters of water resistance.

 Copper-brown leather-rubber strap, white stitching, beautiful and waterproof, with stainless steel folding clasp.

 The case is 16.35 mm thick and weighs 129.2 grams. The copper-brown ceramic bezel is brighter in color than the previous steel bezel.

 The copper-brown electroplated dial has very beautiful solar radiation. The date display is at 3 o’clock. The traditional timekeeping layout is clear and clear. The 12-hour chronograph dial at 6 o’clock, the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, and the 30-minute dial at 12 o’clock. The uniquely shaped hands and slightly tapered hour markers are in the same vein as the first model in 1957, and the luminous markers ensure excellent reading performance.

 The screw-down, sealed case back uses the same old chronograph movement. Equipped with the Swiss Official Astronomical Observatory (COSC) -certified automatic movement B13, based on ETA 7750, the performance and durability are undoubted, providing a power reserve of no less than 42 hours.

Summary: The new Super Ocean Culture Series II Chronograph has a total of 4 different colors to choose from, a striking appearance and durability that can stand the test of time. I believe many watch friends will like it after listing.